About this event
Brotherhood of St. Laurence is a social justice organisation working to prevent and alleviate poverty across Australia and a Life Course Centre Partner Organisation.
In this special Anti-Poverty Week webinar, explore the question: What will it take to shift the dial on child and family poverty?
In Australia, 1 in 6 children live in poverty. No other age group is experiencing poverty more than Australia’s children. With more that 750,000 children aged 0–14 years living in poverty, mitigating the impacts is crucial for so many.*
We know adequate income is key to addressing poverty – the temporary supports provided during the early phases of the pandemic dramatically cut child and family poverty. With the removal of these supports, child poverty rates have increased – particularly for single parent families where poverty rates are expected to reach 41%.**
But we also know that poverty isn’t just about money. Social exclusion, limited opportunities and education inequities can undermine children’s health and wellbeing in the short and long term.
Join the BSL’s Head of Children’s Programs, Katrina Herbert, in conversation with the expert panel:
Professor Sharon Bessell, Australian National University
David Tennant, CEO, FamilyCare